Planned preparations for the launch of the “Progress MS-12” cargo spaceship are continuing at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Yesterday, on July 8, 2019, the specialists of the RSC “Energia” and the Yuzhny Space Center (members of the Roscosmos State Corporation) completed a check of the solar batteries of the vehicle.
The work on monitoring battery parameters related to opening of the jig sites, where Progress is installed, the installation of technological tables, the removal of protective panels from solar batteries and their disclosure, after which with the special illuminators the control of their functioning will be performed.
At the end of the work, they were folded and re-closed with protective panels.
The launch of the “Soyuz-2.1a” launch vehicle with the “Progress MS-12” cargo spaceship is scheduled for July 31, 2019 from the Baikonur cosmodrome.